The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 350 346 361
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 58 60 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.58% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9965 10332 10053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.53% 44.30% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6470 6757 6335
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 209 272
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £44.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 13 £450 +5.88% 3
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 136 (87.74%) Cisco
2 135 (87.10%) Firewall
3 127 (81.94%) CheckPoint
4 86 (55.48%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (47.74%) Juniper
6 72 (46.45%) F5
7 68 (43.87%) Cisco ASA
8 65 (41.94%) CCNP
9 55 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (33.55%) OSPF
11 48 (30.97%) BGP
11 48 (30.97%) Network Security
12 45 (29.03%) DNS
13 44 (28.39%) Finance
14 43 (27.74%) VPN
15 41 (26.45%) WAN
16 34 (21.94%) LAN
16 34 (21.94%) Wireless
16 34 (21.94%) ProxySG
17 32 (20.65%) CCSE
17 32 (20.65%) DHCP
18 30 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
19 29 (18.71%) Infoblox
19 29 (18.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 28 (18.06%) SSL
20 28 (18.06%) VMware
21 27 (17.42%) Load Balancing
21 27 (17.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 26 (16.77%) TCP/IP
23 25 (16.13%) HP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.87%) Lync
2 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.29%) RMDS
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) IaaS
1 4 (2.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 135 (87.10%) Firewall
2 68 (43.87%) Cisco ASA
3 55 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 52 (33.55%) OSPF
5 48 (30.97%) BGP
5 48 (30.97%) Network Security
6 45 (29.03%) DNS
7 43 (27.74%) VPN
8 41 (26.45%) WAN
9 34 (21.94%) LAN
9 34 (21.94%) Wireless
10 32 (20.65%) DHCP
11 30 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (18.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 28 (18.06%) SSL
14 27 (17.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 26 (16.77%) TCP/IP
16 24 (15.48%) BIG-IP
17 22 (14.19%) MPLS
17 22 (14.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
General
1 44 (28.39%) Finance
2 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
3 21 (13.55%) Banking
4 9 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.94%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.29%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.29%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 23 (14.84%) Security Engineer
3 20 (12.90%) Analyst
4 18 (11.61%) Consultant
4 18 (11.61%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (10.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) Security Analyst
6 12 (7.74%) Security Specialist
6 12 (7.74%) Network Specialist
6 12 (7.74%) Network Security Specialist
7 11 (7.10%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Network Consultant
9 9 (5.81%) Network Support
9 9 (5.81%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.87%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.87%) Network Security Consultant
12 5 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.29%) Rendezvous
1 2 (1.29%) CGI
2 1 (0.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.10%) Fat Client
2 11 (7.10%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.58%) PKI
5 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.29%) Open Source
5 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.29%) IVR
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) DTV
6 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.26%) Windows
2 15 (9.68%) Linux
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.94%) UNIX
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.29%) Solaris
7 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.42%) Load Balancing
2 23 (14.84%) E-Commerce
3 17 (10.97%) Migration
4 15 (9.68%) ITIL
5 14 (9.03%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (9.03%) Low Latency
6 9 (5.81%) Network Design
6 9 (5.81%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.16%) SIEM
7 8 (5.16%) Network Management
7 8 (5.16%) Time Management
8 6 (3.87%) ITIL V3
8 6 (3.87%) Information Security
9 5 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.23%) Network Architecture
9 5 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.23%) Line Management
10 4 (2.58%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (2.58%) Project Management
10 4 (2.58%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.81%) C
2 3 (1.94%) SQL
3 2 (1.29%) PHP
3 2 (1.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 86 (55.48%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (41.94%) CCNP
3 32 (20.65%) CCSE
4 24 (15.48%) CCIE
5 11 (7.10%) CCNA
6 6 (3.87%) CISSP
7 5 (3.23%) CCSP
8 4 (2.58%) CISM
8 4 (2.58%) Avaya Certification
8 4 (2.58%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.29%) CCSA
9 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.29%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.29%) Degree
10 1 (0.65%) CISMP
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.65%) CEH
10 1 (0.65%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.65%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.58%) GPG13
2 4 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (21.94%) ProxySG
2 23 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.81%) Snort
3 9 (5.81%) XenServer
4 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.23%) UAG
6 4 (2.58%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (2.58%) Squid
7 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) SCCM
2 5 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.23%) DatAdvantage
3 4 (2.58%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.58%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.58%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.94%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.29%) NetCrunch
5 2 (1.29%) Control-M
5 2 (1.29%) Nagios
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.29%) Cacti
5 2 (1.29%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 136 (87.74%) Cisco
2 127 (81.94%) CheckPoint
3 74 (47.74%) Juniper
4 72 (46.45%) F5
5 29 (18.71%) Infoblox
6 28 (18.06%) VMware
7 25 (16.13%) HP
8 23 (14.84%) Citrix
9 19 (12.26%) Fortinet
10 17 (10.97%) McAfee
10 17 (10.97%) Nokia
11 16 (10.32%) Remedy
11 16 (10.32%) Sourcefire
12 12 (7.74%) Imperva
12 12 (7.74%) SolarWinds
13 11 (7.10%) Websense
13 11 (7.10%) Nortel
14 9 (5.81%) Microsoft
14 9 (5.81%) Avaya
15 8 (5.16%) Riverbed
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